This has to be my favorite time of the year. Even the pain of a torn-up knee (surgery is Tuesday) can't keep me from getting out in the garden. Every day it seems that there's something new happening! On the web site, I've posted about a hundred photos taken over the last week showing what's been going on. Today I went out and found that the new Itoh peony had bloomed. It is totally awesome! On the rose front, Double Delight, Louise Odier, Pat Austin, Gertrude Jekyll, Zephirine Drouhin, and Heritage have bloomed, and more are on the way. Their delightful fragrances seem to have some analgesic properties because when I have my nose buried in them, the pain seems to lessen! Here's a photo of the Itoh peony; lots more on the web site.